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the introduction of magnetic stripe card
Jan 17, 2019

Magnetic stripe card

A magnetic card is a card-like magnetic recording medium that uses magnetic carriers to record character and digital information for identification or other purposes. The magnetic card is made of high-strength, high-temperature resistant plastic or paper-coated plastic. It is moisture-proof, wear-resistant and flexible. It is easy to carry and stable and reliable. For example, the bank card we use is one of the most common magnetic stripe cards.

The magnetic card is easy to use, cheap in cost and widely used. It can be used to make credit cards, bank cards, subway cards, bus cards, ticket cards, telephone cards, electronic game cards, tickets, air tickets and various transportation fee cards. On many occasions we use magnetic cards, such as dining in the cafeteria, shopping in the mall, taking the bus, making phone calls, entering the control area, and so on.

From May 1st, 2017, the bank completely closed the magnetic stripe transaction of the chip magnetic strip composite card!

Card introduction

A card-like magnetic recording medium that cooperates with various card readers. A magnetic card is a card that uses magnetic carriers to record information that identifies an identity or other use.


Magnetic card

Magnetic card

The magnetic card can be divided into three types: PET card, PVC card and paper card.

Depending on the structure of the magnetic layer, it can be divided into magnetic strip card and full-coated magnetic card.

The magnetic stripe card consists of a plastic card and a magnetic strip attached to it. The magnetic strip has three tracks for storing information. ISO clearly defines the relevant characteristics of magnetic stripe cards, as explained below:

l ISO7810 specifies the physical characteristics of the magnetic stripe card, including the material, construction and dimensions of the card. Usually the size of the magnetic stripe card is 85.5 X 54 X 0.76 (mm);

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